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Thread: New Grace Q-Zone-Hoop-Frame

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    New Grace Q-Zone-Hoop-Frame

    Has anyone bought this quilting frame or something similar. If so, what do you think about it?

    https://www.graceframe.com/en/machine-frames/q-zone-hoop-frame


    Thanks!

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    I was thinking of this frame too. I don't want a big mess of equipment to deal with if I bought a LA set up. It's not expensive and the sale price makes it very affordable. I paid much more for my new sleeper sofa that probably won't be used but once a year. LOL I have a Brother 1500 that I used on a bigger frame and it worked fine with the throat space I had. I did edge to edge with no problems.
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    I ordered the Grace Luminess Light Bar at Sewing Machines Plus for $299 regularly $449. I got it for my cutting table. I am thinking of getting the 10 ft for my design wall instead of having track lighting installed. I can move the light bar around to other areas and it is adjustable to smaller size.
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    I'm contemplating which one to get. It seems small, but it says you can do any size quilt.

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    I'm guessing you would still need to baste the quilt sandwich before putting on the frame? It is very interesting!
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    I found one on eBay and it's cheaper than what the manufacturer is offering right now...I think I'm going to get it. I made an offer and I have 48 hours to think it over.

    I was going to get a package, but I think I'll come out cheaper if I can find stuff on sale and piecemeal it. I really want the Juki machine I've been drooling over for a couple of months now, but I can't decide between it and the Brother my mom has been eyeing.

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    I'm guessing you would still need to baste the quilt sandwich before putting on the frame? It is very interesting!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud7OApru3sg
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    The quilt is not basted. It is pinned to a leader before loading on the frame that has a coil so the quilt can be rolled. Then quilted end to end before rolling up and advancing. More work but that's because the frame only 4 1/2 ft long which is why most want it.
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    A guild member has this frame. She doesn't baste her quilts. She said rehooping is fast once you get the hang of it. She did say the leader fabric with coil makes it easy to roll the quilt. I think that is a separate purchase.

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    I bought one....Will report back when I have a quilt finished and ready to quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoltandBobbin View Post
    I bought one....Will report back when I have a quilt finished and ready to quilt.

    Please do.

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    Well....I thought I did. The seller had the carriage listed but it wasn't included so I cancelled. Back to the drawing board.
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    This looks very similar to the Brother Dream Frame, which I bought when it first came out. I kept it for 2 years and then upgraded to the bigger frame. It is good if you have limited space to set it up. What I did not like was 1) it doesn't have a take up rail for the quilted part, so you have to just gather it up with straps, 2) depending on what machine you are going to use on it, you may have a very small space that can be quilted before having to move the quilt.

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    If you watch the how to load and quilt video on youtube it will answer a lot of questions. A dealer close by has one set up ready to demo.

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    I was just stalking the Husqvarna Viking site today, looking for the ruler foot that is supposed to be coming soon, and saw the link below, it looks identical. It has to be rebranded. I don't think I would ever be able to use it but interesting to know what it costs.

    http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/en-US...r-Fabric-Frame

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    Does the leader cloths come with the frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMaz View Post
    Does the leader cloths come with the frame?
    I believe it's purchased separately. I don't understand why it's not included, as it's required for the frame.
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